Totally agree with the times, we would have been around the same times if you had gone first too. Although me being me I ended up on the right hand side of the pack in the wind at the start and didnt get any shelter. Idiot. I ended up with 18.38 and I think we were 20th out of the A teams so through to the lovely Sutton park! Ugh.
Great stuff from Matt too with hardly any fast training. I think running around the Etihad would bring me out in a cold sweat after my last two visits!
The Tonbridge manager wasn't happy on Twitter either, can see why tbh and I presume it will be back at Rushmoor again next year. It always just seems to be the SEAA that cocks up the venues now and again.
Interesting stuff all! Lots of stings, near vomiting, and the usual PR's and fast races..
Dean was that the usual 6 stage course at Sutton Park? If so my best time was 19.04 two years ago, so you're going very well in that wind too.
So I trailed up to Bedford aerodrome for the Southern 6 stage. Basically made me yearn for Aldershot again. Very bleak, windy as f**k and a long leg of supposedly 3.9 miles. I was on leg 1 so grabbed a quick word with Dachs before the off.
Very steady start - first bit wind behind, but very short to the first turn and a long stretch into the wind. We then turned downwind for about 1k, tootled around a bit at the bottom before the last 1.5k virtually into the wind until the last 3/400m. Did 18.32, so it was obviously short, not sure about the exact distance but it definitely wasn't 5 minute miling.
Nice chat with Dachs after, he couldn't work his fancy watch so didn't know the time..and by the looks of it the results won't be up for a while either. We sneaked in 25th, so should be up at Sutton Coldfield for the nationals.
..Anyway enough of Parkrun for a bit. Fecking joggers . SG - Yes Tring is slow, like a xc course basically.
*sucks air through teeth*....Well you see a few of these good vets have run before as kids you know - gives them such a massive advantage when they are older . Obviously it doesn't really, but I was jokingly arguing that Dean & the Invicta Kent guy in the 1500's at Watford had an advantage. Fair play to Les Newell - still getting faster with no running background. Bit miffed I didn't join a club when I was younger, but my Dad only started in 1984 and I didn't really think about joining a club too - loved my footie too much! Joined Herne Hill in 2000.
So Luton last night 8 x 1k. Set up was basically all the way round the outside of 2 end to end rugger pitches and then half again. First one 3.12 then mainly 3.07/3.08's with a 3.05 at the end. 90 secs recovery. Felt pretty good and legs felt strong. All good.